Use this step by step cookie decorating tutorial to make easy pirate cookies. Only basic cutters, round sugar cookies and marshmallow fondant needed! Perfect for boys birthday parties.
These homemade pirate cookies are perfect for boys birthday parties, just like these Easy Dinosaur Cookies. If you want to make a collection for a pirate themed party, consider making pirate ship cookies and pirate skull cookies.
How to make pirate cookies from scratch?
- Bake cookies- And let them cool completely.
- Color fondant- With gel colors or buy pre-colored fondant.
- Decorate- With fondant, knife, paintbrush and various cutters.
Try different colors- You don't have to use the color scheme I used. Get creative and use whatever colors you like and match it to your party theme.
Flavor fondant- Mix in extract of your choice to change the flavor. Use an extract whose flavor would compliment the cookie flavor.
Tips and techniques
Use gel colors- They are more vibrant, concentrated than liquid food coloring and will not affect the consistency of fondant or make it sticky.
Control the use of water and corn syrup- Use a small paintbrush use as little quantity as you can because too much water or even corn syrup can make the fondant very sticky and messy. Also, it takes very long to dry.
Homemade vs. Homemade marshmallow fondant- Either can be used but the homemade version tastes and smells amazing.
Don’t decorate warm cookies- This is very important. They need to cool completely to room temperature or else the decorations will become a sticky mess.
Don’t stack cookies– Once they are decorated, they should not be stacked for a few hours because the decorations can get ruined and dented.
Room temperature– Store in a covered box for up to 1 week away from moisture, direct sunlight and heat. This is the best way to store decorated cookies.
Refrigerate- This is not recommended because the moisture in the fridge makes the fondant sticky.
Freeze– Undecorated cookies can be frozen for up to 1 month in a sealed container and thawed at room temperature. However, decorated cookies cannot be frozen because the fondant becomes sticky.
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Easy Pirate Cookies
- Bake cooking and allow them to cool completely.
- Roll out brown fondant and use a circle cutter to cut out a piece.
- Brush a little corn syrup on the round sugar cookie and stick the brown fondant piece here.
- Roll out red fondant and use a circle cutter to cut out a piece.Cut this circular pice in half, using a sharp knife.Trim these semi- circles a little more, using your knife. Brush some water near the top of the cookie and stick the red semi-circle here.
- Roll out thin ropes, using red fondant.Fold those ropes into little loops and also roll out a tiny red ball. Each pirate cookie will need 2 of these loops and 1 very small red ball. Use water to stick those loops on the left side of the red semi-circle. Press the tiny red ball in the center of those loops.
- Roll out little yellow fondant balls and press them on the hat.
- Roll out two small balls of brown fondant and stick them on either sides of the cookie.
- Use the back of your paintbrush to indent each ear.
- Cut out a thin strip of black fondant and stick it along the right side of your cookie. Cut off excess with a knife.
- Roll out a small ball of black fondant and press it along the black strip.
- Roll out a small ball of brown fondant and stick it in the center for the nose.
- Use a black edible marker to draw the eye and mouth and you are done.
- Read all my tips above.
- Store in a covered cardboard box for up to 1 week away from moisture, direct sunlight and heat. This is the best way to store decorated cookies.